going to london...a few questions about power

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by firedogut, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. firedogut macrumors regular

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    I'm traveling to London in a few days and a had a few questions about charging my iPhone.

    I have the adapter for the plugs however do i need an power inverter?
    Can the iphone handle an input of 220-240V instead of the 110-120V in North America?

    i'm sure it says it on the iphone charger however i can't read mine. the gray text on a gray background mixed with small font size make is hard to read.
     
  2. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    The phone charger can handle both. You only need the adapter, no inverter.
     
  3. ldobson macrumors regular

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    Yeah it will work fine in the UK, with just the two-prong to three-prong adapter, as will most every appliance you could possible take.
     
  4. firedogut thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys

    why would apple use gray and gray text and then not put the specs on the website....ugggg
     
  5. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know why they make it so hard to read the specs on the charger. I can confirm from personal experience on the European continent that the charger for the original iPhone and for the 3G work fine with only a plug adapter. Same must be true then for the UK and Ireland, although the adapter will be different.
     
  6. sjdigital macrumors regular

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    Apple do of course sell the UK three pin plug for the iPhone charger but they only sell it as part of a kit of six international adapters - see here
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To make it so it's harder to read and therefore does not to take away from whatever else they're trying to sell.
     
  8. Skengman macrumors member

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    I just read a review on this link, and it talked about frying devices if you use the wrong product. I only scanned it as I am at work but I would advise that you read it just incase...
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  10. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    In every airport these days you can buy cheap plug adaptors that'll fit just about any socket.

    As long as the text states "100-120v, 200-240v" on the power adaptor of the device itself, you're ok.
     

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